• 'Unfortunately, Sparkplay has hit hard times and is not going to survive. I had to lay off all of our staff except for two people (one of which is me, [Matt Mihaly]) on Friday, and it’s likely that by this time next week neither of us will be with Sparkplay any more either…. We’re putting [Earth Eternal] up for auction today and are reasonably confident that someone will buy it and keep it running. There is, however, the chance that nobody will want to take on the cost of running it. If that happens, Earth Eternal will go down when our internet and hosting provider pulls the plug for non-payment.'